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Lower Elwha Housing Authority Accountant 

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Category Administration  


WORK LOCATION: Lower Elwha Housing Authority

SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director

POSITION STATUS: Full time w/benefits


WORK SCHEDULE: 8 am to 5 pm, with one hour lunch


  • Responsible for the development of policies, systems, special financial studies of major importance.
  • Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting issues.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets and forecasts for Federal. State, and local grant applications.
  • Works with confidential data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal effect or minor external effect.
  • Executes a variety of accounting functions involving budgets, general ledger, and financial reports.
  • Works closely with directors on monitoring, managing, and auditing their budgets, departmental/program monies and critical revenue targets.
  • Responsible for entering approved data in accounting system(s) to process transactions in a timely, comprehensive manner following document procedures and proper internal control practices that results in a complete and evident audit trail.
  • Responsible for the direction and supervision of accounts receivable and payable procedures; as well as processes payroll.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
  • Cooperate with auditors completing reviews and audits per our funding agreements.
  • Prepare purchase orders and bid invitations for suppliers and vendors. Solicit, receive and record bids and forward bid tabulations to the Executive Director for decision on bid award.
  • Prepare all HUD required financial reports including 425's, IHP's and APR's.
  • Prepare and complete monthly and/or annual activities relating to accounting including; treasury functions, fiscal reports, debt management, real estate, investments, cash management, risk management; while ensuring accurate and timely payments and reports.
  • Maintain an inventory or office equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Must maintain required CONFIDENTIALITY and meet all Tribal, state and federal confidentiality policies and rules.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must have ample knowledge to keep Full Charge Bookkeeping/ Accounting.
  • Reconciles various accounts and projects and the ability to maintain accurate records and attention to detail.
  • Keeps three separate entities within the Housing Authority (3 sets of books/ 9 different bank accounts - as a regulation requirement) - must be able to keep entities separate.

Position Requirements


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting.
  • Five to ten year’s experience in all aspects of accounting or licensed CPA and be well versed in issues encountered by Controllers.
  • Quick Books experience.
  • Computer/data management experience including Microsoft Office (word and excel).
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.


  • Knowledge of IRC’s, OMB regulations, CFR’s, and other regulatory bodies with regards to a Federally Funded Housing Authority, and IRS Tax Credit Housing Projects.
  • Preference for experience with LIHTC reporting requirements.
  • Experience using HDS-Doorways Tenant software
  • Property management accounting or HUD accounting experience.
  • Must recognize by signature all requirements and rules of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Housing Authority Drug and Alcohol policy.


  • Must be able to lift 20+ pounds.
  • Must have stamina to work seated at a desk/computer station environment that requires repetitive motions. Involves sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle or operate objects, tools or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required include close vision and ability to focus.
  • Frequent bending, stooping and stretching.
  • Must be able to sit long hours in automobile and airplane while traveling.

As with all positions of the Lower Elwha Housing Authority this position is Indian Preference in hiring.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 12/23/2021  
Location Lower Elwha Housing Authority  
About the Organization Information ---- about Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe  

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